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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 2,200 documents, which have been carefully categorized by the NRFSN to highlight topics and ecosystems important in the Northern Rockies Region. Categorized resources include records from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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A recent large-scale study of prescribed broadcast burning in western Montana required the development of a system for inventory of clearcut logging slash furls before and after fire treatment. The system is best suited for inventorying material which tends to be oriented parallel to the ground. The inventory system uses line...
Author(s): William R. Beaufait, Michael A. Marsden, Rodney A. Norum
Year Published: 1974
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
About 70 percent of the volume and surface area of spruce-fir logging slash lies below the mid-depth of the slash. Material 0 to 1 centimeter in diameter was distributed vertically in the same proportions as all other material. Old slash in the first 20 centimeters above the ground contained a higher proportion of large material...
Author(s): James K. Brown
Year Published: 1970
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Physical fuel properties were determined utilizing measurements of volume, surface area, and weight for ponderosa pine forest floors and cheatgrass. Average values of these properties for ponderosa pine needle litter and cheatgrass were respectively: surface area-to-volume ratio (a), 57.6 and 144.0 cm.3/cc.; particle density, 0.51...
Author(s): James K. Brown
Year Published: 1970
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Porosity (expressed as the ratio of air space surrounding plant material to surface area of plant material) was determined for a low forage producing community of cheatgrass. Porosity averaged 12.5 cm.^/cm.2- and correlated closely with weight per square meter. Estimation of porosity from weight per unit of ground area is a...
Author(s): James K. Brown
Year Published: 1969
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Live fuel moisture is measured frequently throughout the country as an indicator of potential fire behavior but little is known about the primary factors that drive their seasonal variations. Dr. Matt Jolly delves into the interactive factors that control live fuel moisture and discusses some of the potential implications of these...
Type: Media : Webinar
It is generally assumed that severe disturbances predispose damaged forests to high fire hazard by creating heavy fuel loading conditions. Of special concern is the perception that surface fuel loadings become high as killed trees deposit foliage and woody material on the ground. These high fuel loadings may result in abnormally...
Type: Media : Webinar
This webinar was not recorded, so the media link is to a pdf of the webinar slide show.Dr. Mike Battaglia presented results from the Joint Fire Science Project on the Ecological Impact of Mastication, related to the impact of mastication on the chemical and physical conditions of the forest floor, vegetation regrowth, and fuel...
Type: Media : Webinar
LANDFIRE products have become the toolbox for large landscape management, way beyond obvious applications to do with fire and fuels. From mapping arbuscular fungi to modeling scary cryptic zooid habitat, from tracking grizzly bears to protecting butterflies, from developing full-scale state forest assessments to looking at climate...
Type: Media : Webinar
Mapping evidence of historical and potential wildfire for climate change and fuels mitigation in the montane forests of the Colorado Front Range. Rosemary Sherriff, Associate Professor, Humboldt State University. Recorded talk from 2013 Restoring the West Conference at Utah State University. The conference focused on forest...
Type: Media : Video
Building ecological models to predict effects of climate change, wildland fuel science research -focused on fuel particles, and ecological restoration are just a few research areas of Dr. Bob Keane. In this video he discusses his current whitebark pine research project.
Type: Media : Video

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These resources are compiled in partnership with the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).